CPE Course Government and Nonprofit Frauds and Controls to Stop Them

June 28, 2021

9:00am — 12:45pm


Member Price $139.50
Non-member Price $189.50

Curriculum Auditing

Field of Interest Auditing, Government (General)

Level Intermediate

Designed For

Auditors of governments and nonprofits and industry professionals interested in preventing fraud

4.00 credits

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  • Identify common frauds occurring in governments and nonprofits today
  • Skillfully develop controls to combat frauds
  • Protect governments and nonprofits from fraud




George Washington once wrote “We ought not to look back, unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear bought experience.” The cost of fraud, dearly paid by governments and nonprofits, is too severe to not learn from. In this course, we will look back at real-world government and nonprofit frauds to derive useful controls to stop them. The course materials utilize a highly illustrative and innovative format. Over 15 focused exercises are included to provide an enhanced working knowledge of fraud and anti-fraud controls to both auditors and industry professionals.

  • Examine real-world misappropriations of cash, check frauds, vendor scams, credit card abuse, grant frauds, benefit schemes, inventory thefts, and payroll frauds
  • Consider and develop controls to stop fraud
  • Tailor controls to the size and fit of the government or nonprofit


Diane E. Edelstein

Diane E. Edelstein is a partner at Maher Duessel in Pittsburgh, PA, and has over 25 years of experience in public accounting. Her entire auditing career has been of non-profits, governments, and Single Audit. Diane was a member of the AICPA NPO Planning Conference Committee from 2012 to 2017 and speaks each year on Single Audit topics. She is also a past member of the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center Executive Committee. She has conducted peer reviews of Single Audits and is a prior member of the PICPA Professional Ethics Committee. Diane received a B.A. in Accounting (with distinction) from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.close


Basic knowledge of the government and nonprofit environment


Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC

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